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Joint Workshop (ESF-MarBEF): Long Term and Large Scale Management of Marine Biodiversity Information

Location: Helgoland
Event Type: Workshop
Event Date: 2005-02-28    
End Date: 2005-03-04

Event Description:
Joint Workshop at Helgoland: ESF and MARBEF: Long Term and Large Scale Management of Marine Biodiversity Information:
ESF: February 28 - March 2, 2005 (fully booked): Networking taxonomic plankton data bases
MarBEF: March 3-4, 2005: Biodiversity Data Networking

Info on ESF Workshop:

Info on MarBEF Workshop:
This workshop will be further linked to the LargeNet Responsive Mode – Project. The project’s mission is:

To establish a large-scale network of research locations/sites along the European coast to assess long-term changes in biodiversity and their possible causes taking into account natural and anthropogenic gradients.

It furthermore is embedded in last week’s WS in Banyuls – also LargeNet linked – on Tools to detect effects of Global Change. In autumn, a long-term data WS on Crete will summarize ideas and data sets so far – it is not yet clear under which aspects.

The Helgoland WS will profit from 2 advantages:

-The Plankton WS immediately before will yield results on data visualization, treatment and conclusions which will be most helpful for the following MarBEF one.
-Secondly, it will be attended mostly by young scientists who are definitely at the scientific working level (and not so much at the “political”one)

Basically “Global Change” and its effects can only be detected/recorded if we compare changes/effects at the local level with phenomena seen at other places in Europe. And this is exactly the approach of the WS. As a preparation please prepare an overview of your work on observations/records of (changing) diversity, i.e. loss/additions of species, shifts in plankton blooms/recruitment phases, effects of invading species, etc. Any historical data and/or long term observations will be helpful as well as your ideas to evaluate these.
The simple objective is to find out if an effect seen at one place occurs at another as well.
Please prepare short presentations on your observations/data, as a start for discussion. Please try to integrate your colleagues’ work – please act as a delegate! Please send me a title then!

Discussions will be the central part of the WS. The outcome will be common parameters/observations to be decided to compare. A success of the meeting could already be seen in common research interests identified by the participants and further contacts/cooperation through MarBEF envisaged. It is the people that [count] and their ideas as well as initiative!

The WS is kept small deliberately, to foster intensive discussions and to establish links. However, it will have an important input to the structure and topics of the larger scale WS to come, and through this on the output of MarBEF.

Arrival at Helgoland, Wed., March 2.
Departure from Helgoland, Sat., March 5.

Travel info:

Contact email:

Event programme:
ESF Programme: Networking taxonomic plankton data bases

MarBEF Programme: Biodiversity Data Networking
The programme will not be fixed and be adjusted to the ongoing discussions.

Programme Topics proposed:
-identification and presentation of suited data sets
-pelagic, soft -, and hard bottom
-data policy
-discussion of hypotheses to test
-identify tools for comparison/evaluation of data sets (along European latitudinal and longitudinal gradients)
-action plan
-transfer into LargeNet-RMP (official start: 8/05)
-preparation of central WS 2006

short presentations, 20 min (ca. 8)
intensive WG – discussion
decisions in plenary

Collaborators and organisers:
Organizing Committee
Dr. Karen Wiltshire (
Prof. Fritz Bucholz,(
Dr. Alexandra Kraberg (

Website url:

Registration form: contact organisers

Registration fee: 

Relevant costs that should be taken by MARBEF:  

Possibility for day-care centres (facilities for children): No

MarBEF supported event: Yes

Event within Framework of MARBEF: WP3 - Global Patterns

Maximum number of participants: 

External participants (non MARBEF) allowed: No

Posted by WardAppeltans on 2005-02-09 and approved by webmaster